Field Trips can be valuable learning experiences for many courses. However, they can also present certain risks and hazards, some of which may be unacceptable. Faculty members who are planning to conduct field trips should perform their own risk analysis and at the same time determine if the field trip lends itself toward achieving the learning objectives of the course. If the field trip isn't essential toward achieving the learning objectives of the course, then perhaps the field trip isn't necessary to undertake. Field trips must be part of the course requirements.
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